7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days
29 August 2022
Band: EASTBOUND BUZZ
Who: From Melbourne
Single: EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING
This is what over-the-moon pop is all about. The irresistible combination of epic polyphony, euphoric elation, and a sky-scraping chorus. This heart-stopping The Killers-like stunner is exactly what we need in these turbulent times. Open your windows and doors and invite your neighbors to enjoy the enchantment too.
Right here, right now…
EASTBOUND BUZZ: Facebook
Band: KIWI JR.
Who: 4 highly captivating indies from Toronto
Single: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
From their third album Chopper. Stream here
This intensive quartet’s sound of music has a grandiose richness and
a lyrical swagger that gets under your skin without asking. Stellar stroke!
KIWI JR. Facebook
Artists: GOODNIGHT SUNRISE
Who: High-energy tandem from Toronto, CA
Single: FRIENDS LIKE YOU
This bluesy grunge hammer blasts with exuberance and vivacity.
Manic layers of guitar pyrotechnics, sky-high vocals, and a dynamite
chorus to scream your lungs out to. Top-hole!
Go nuts here…
GOODNIGHT SUNRISE: Facebook
Artist: FAIYAZ AND THE WASTED CHANCES
Who: Toronto Joe strummer on jazz
and Hendrix with lots of delay.
“Flutter is inspired by teenage heartbreak, the yearning when a relationship ends. It feels awkward, romantic, sad yet uplifting. The bare bones I wrote as a teenager, at the time when I didn’t really understand how to let out these emotions. Soothing and breezy, this song taught me to accept rejection.”
Music is a powerful medium for all kinds of emotions. Happiness, sadness, catharsis, and so on. Here this one-man band uses it to channel the end of a relationship. Flutter is a fully charged-guitar jam that grows in riveting tenseness along the way while enlivening vocals complete the sonic picture.
FAIYAZ AND THE WASTED CHANCES: Facebook
Artist: GOOD GOOD BLOOD
Who: Singer-songwriter from Mirfield, England
Song: THE MIDNIGHT HEAT
From his upcoming 18-track album Celebrate.
Out on 16 September. More info here.
The Midnight Heat is a greatly orchestrated, mixed emotions reflection
with a psychedelic guitar radiance and a mantra-like finale. Splendid piece!
Feel the vibe…
GOOD GOOD BLOOD: Facebook
Artist: MUNA ILLEIWAT (New Jersey, US)
Who: Growing up in disparate cultures and spaces, Muna Ileiwat writes songs
about the experiences that have shaped her. Her music is uncomplicated, just
classic indie pop rooted in nostalgia.
The title track from her brand new 4-track EP. Buy/stream it here.
Illeiwat: “My main inspiration throughout this process was exercising and
accepting a lack of control. Creatively, writing and recording this EP felt new
in many ways. It felt like I reclaimed my innovation by just creating for myself.
It’s a profound way to experience a sense of community and being able to share
that with others is wonderful in many ways. It made me realise that’s the real
reason I wanted to make art in the first place.”
Twenty-Seven is a sweet little pearl. Sepia-colored, romantic,
and pensive with tender vocals. A heart-and-soul humdinger
for the midnight hours.
MUNA IIEIWAT: Facebook
Artist: CONOR O’DONOGHUE
Who: Blues songsmith from Australia.
With this sultry Chicago-blues stomper from down under, on your stereo,
you’ll never feel alone. A slow-burning shuffle brings smoky bars to mind
where the blues is king and the audience is tapping their toes and nodding
their heads to the beat. O’Donoghue‘s brokenhearted voice and
glowing harmonica flashes are spot-on. Oh yeay!
CONOR O’DONOGHUE: Facebook
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